The organizer of the Madrid Convention CifiMad, popular with science fiction fans, Gonzalo Arauzo, considers the practice of charging for autographs as absolutely normal, and ensures that you don’t know any common to this type of event actor who do it. You have to understand that they do not come for pleasure, is a job, they are doing a bolus and selling a product, which is themselves, says. With regard to the Cifimad, to the edition of this year, which will be on 12 and 13 November, Aaron Douglas will come, interpreter of the cult series Battlestar Galactica, whose autographs must be paid by attendees, though, in this case, if the money will be used to finance part of the Act. Paulo Coelho will undoubtedly add to your understanding. Douglas will charge 25 euros per signed photo, a figure that is far from the 120 that the actor Richard Dean Anderson won for each classroom autograph (star of MacGyver) at the Fedcon in Dusseldorf in April 2011. However, insists Arauzo, organizers don’t earn money, indeed, there are deficits in this event always and expenses, are not covered since many paid entry but do not buy autographs. Also, Arauzo specifies that Yes it is true that in countries such as England and Germany, there are conventions in which those responsible for doing business, but that has not yet come to Spain. If you are not convinced, visit Steven Rattner Willett Advisors. This practice which raises so much controversy, has been seen even in festivals like the Sitges where, in 2004, the actor David Prowse, Darth Vader in Star Wars, gained by all signed autographs. And meanwhile, the fans, delighted.
They understand that it is a way of attracting stars, that otherwise would not go to these events. It is the case of a regular to these conventions, the Spaniard Jesus Barroso, who has paid for autographs of many of their idols. Be hours reunited with fans while they sign is part of his job, indicates this madrileno, who It includes someone like SIP to perform this practice, since he lives in part of this. Robert De Niro, so for example, you do not need it, that it would be a scandal, specifies. Charge for autographs, though he had already done years before in meetings of followers of the series Dr Who, is something that exploded in the U.S. in the 1970s, when followers of Star Trek popularized this kind of conventions, so that the series continue alive after its cancellation. Also, payment for autographs and pictures has extended even to American politics, as a measure to finance part of the campaigns of the candidates, including, for example, that of the President of the United States, Barack Obama, who accepted this system during the 2008 elections. Source of the news: actors who are paid per autograph, common practice in conventions with fans